Laura Scheer


Laura Scheer, M.Ed. is co-author of the Up-Words Reading™ curriculum, a reading specialist with Next Generation and the mother of three. Laura graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Education degree in Special Education and Cognitive Studies in 1999. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters Degree in Reading, Language and Literacy in 2002. Laura has worked as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, instructional specialist, and assistant principal at the Atlanta Youth Academy. Laura is trained in Orton Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell reading programs.

Lorie Delk


Lorie S. Delk, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is Founder and President of Next Generation Therapy Services, as well as a practicing speech-language pathologist and mother of four. Lorie graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Education degree in Speech Pathology and has a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from Georgia State University. In addition to being the co-author of the Up-Words Reading program (, she directs a practice that treats children with language and articulation disorders, reading disorders, and learning disorders, such as dyslexia and autism.

Next Generation Therapy Service


An early literacy curriculum that combines reading, writing and spelling into one comprehensive program.

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Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta


Girl Scouts is about leadership! Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is an organization offering girls in grades K-12, a safe place to explore the world and discover their own potential. In a fun and stimulating environment, and with the guidance of adults, girls develop values, abilities, and leadership skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. For more information on how to get your daughter involved or to become a volunteer call 770-702-9100 or visit our website at Belonging to Girl Scouts sets girls on a life-long path to… – Lead with courage by speaking out on issues they care about and taking active roles in their communities. – Lead with confidence by making the most of their strengths and feeling empowered to make a difference in their lives and beyond. – Lead with character by acting with integrity and compassion, making decisions that promote the well-being of themselves and others.

Mommy Made Green


Mommy Made Green is a mom-owned company dedicated to equipping and empowering moms to raise healthy families from the inside out.